The Boys and Girls Village Supports Children with Special Needs

Steve Blount is an experienced financial consultant who currently owns and operates Professional Retirement Consultants, LLC, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. A socially conscious individual, Steve Blount contributes his time and resources to the Lake Charles community, in addition to supporting several larger charities and nonprofits, including the Boys & Girls Village, Inc.

Originally founded as a work farm for troubled boys in 1942, the Boys & Girls Village is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services, including programs for families and children with foster care and special education needs, and support for people with emotional, psychiatric, and behavioral disorders.

In addition to operating a therapeutic foster care program and providing several therapy-based services, the Boys & Girls Village currently runs a therapeutic day school for children with special needs. Designed specifically for children ages six to 15, the Charles F. Hayden Day School is a private, special-education school that works to help children build the academic, emotional, and behavioral skills needed to return to a mainstream school setting. The Charles F. Hayden School is led by a dedicated staff of well-trained professionals who work in teams to meet each child’s individual needs and develop programs that help them build self-esteem, communication skills, and character.